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Minnesota colleges and universities pitch to international students

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Minnesota colleges and universities don't often talk about it, but they are in competition to attract students. Now they are working together to convince more students to get on airplanes to study in the state. The Business Journal reports that 21 institutions of higher learning have formed a new group called Study Minnesota in an effort to bring international students here to be educated.

Study Minnesota, made up of both public and private colleges and universities throughout the state, is supported by the Minnesota Trade Office, which sees the financial gains to be made with the international college population. During the 2011-2012 academic year, international students funneled $319 million in tuition and living expenses into the state's economy.

The organization will use a website (www.studyminnesota.us) to target the students, impressing them with photographs and information about the state's scenery, nightlife, business opportunities and the Mall of America.

The St. Cloud Times reports that St. Cloud State University is part of the consortium. The paper said that Study Minnesota is managed by a board of directors composed of representatives of member institutions.

“Our aim is to work together to promote Minnesota as a study destination in ways that we may not be able to do working individually," said Study Minnesota Chair Christina Hilpipre-Frischman, director of international admissions at the University of St. Thomas.

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